Sporting Intelligence

  • Bookies retain faith in Murray despite early US Open exit

    By Alexandra Willis 6 September 2010 . Bookmakers Ladbrokes are offering odds of 1-2 that Andy Murray will win a Grand Slam during his career, despite the Scot’s bizarre exit at the hands of Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round of the US Open. The British No1 was at a loss to explain the reasons […]

  • Andy Roddick foot fault prompts debate on tennis challenge system

    By Alexandra Willis 2 September 2010 Another controversial foot fault at the US Open at Flushing Meadows has prompted calls for tennis to extend the Hawk-Eye challenge system to include foot faults. One year on from the explosive incident that saw Serena Williams docked a penalty point after she was called for a foot fault […]

  • Wimbledon breaks with tradition to add colour for 2012 Olympics

    By Alexandra Willis At The All England Club 13 August 2010 The All England Club today announced that it will be relaxing its strict ‘all-white’ tennis clothing regulations for the athletes competing at the Olympic tennis event at Wimbledon in 2012. The rule, which has drawn criticism from the likes of Andre Agassi and John […]

  • More popular than God: Ronaldo, Messi, Federer and Kobe (but not Beckham)

    By Nick Harris 2 August 2010 Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s most popular athlete in all of global sport according to new research by sportingintelligence to coincide with Facebook reaching the landmark of 500m active users. Social networking is increasingly important in the promotion and marketing of sports stars and teams. Thus Facebook, now the […]

  • REVEALED: the extra cost of a visit by the Queen to Wimbledon (Some rope)

    By Nick Harris 24 June 2010 The Queen visited the Wimbledon tennis championships today for the first time since 1977, amid heightened security. But sportingintelligence can reveal that although the royal day out required months of meticulous preparation, the occasion did not cost any significant sum more than would be spent on a typical day […]

  • Federer: ‘I thought I was going out of the tournament’

    By Nick Harris At Wimbledon 21 June 2010 The six-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer, has admitted he thought he was going to lose his first-round match today at this year’s tournament after falling two sets down to the Colombian outsider, Alejandro Falla. At one stage, in arrears by two sets to one and with Falla […]

  • World’s best coach ‘staggered’ at no English men in Wimbledon singles

    By Nick Harris 16 June 2010 For the first time in the 133-year history of Wimbledon, there will not be a single English man in the men’s singles competition, a fact that the renowned American tennis coach, Nick Bollettieri, describes in his sportingintelligence column today as “staggering” and “sad”. Two British men will take part […]

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